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Encyclopedia > Ear (botany)

In botany, an ear is the fruiting body of a grain plant, such as maize or wheat, borne at the end of the stalk. Botany is the scientific study of plant life. ... Fruit stall in Barcelona, Spain. ... Cereal crops are mostly grasses cultivated for their edible seeds (actually a fruit called a grain, technically a caryopsis). ... Species Zea diploperennis Zea luxurians Zea nicaraguensis Zea perennis References ITIS 42268 2002-09-22 Sorting Zea names This article is about the staple food. ... Species T. boeoticum T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 Wheat (Triticum spp) is a grass that is cultivated around the world. ...


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Article about "Ear" in the English Wikipedia on 24-Apr-2004 (755 words)
The outer ear is the external portion of the ear.
The middle ear includes the eardrum (tympanum or tympanic membrane) and the ossicles, three tiny bones of the middle ear.
The inner ear comprises both the organ of hearing (the cochlea) and the labyrinth or vestibular apparatus, the organ of balance located in the inner ear that consists of three semicircular canals and the vestibule.
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